The Ashden Directory have just put up a short piece, a part-travelogue and part-book review based on a recent adventure at a ruined seminary west of Glasgow. It’s a fascinating place — anyone traveling in that part of Scotland should add it to their itinerary.
This weekend, however, I’m excited to head ‘down south’ to the Wilderness Festival in Cornbury Park, appearing with Gregory Norminton, Paul Kingsnorth, and Bradon Smith as part of a panel on new climate fiction organised by the Secret Forum. The discussion will actually be somewhat broader than that, taking in nonfiction and manifesto writing as well, but we’re all excited to think together about the new directions that environmentally-minded work is now pursuing. Anyone who’s planning to be at Wilderness, we hope to see you there. But you know what they say about all work and no play: after the event, we’re going fly fishing.
Hell, maybe beforehand, too.